According to DailyMail:
Netflix has been slammed by viewers after adding an LGBTQ tag to the new Jeffrey Dahmer series, who have raged: ‘this is not the representation we’re looking for’.
Many called out the streaming platform – who have now removed the tag – saying they were ‘gobsmacked’ and ‘disgusted’ at the choice.
The series follows the infamous Milwaukee serial killer who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991 – many of whom were young, gay African Americans.
Many hit out at the tag, with one writing: ‘Netflix added the Jeffrey Dahmer series to the LGBTQ+ tag. I am gobsmacked.’
Another wrote: They put the new Jeffrey Dahmer movie under the LGBTQ tag and I am disgusted. IT’S NOT AN LGBTQ STORY LIKE WTF.’
Someone else said: ‘This is not the representation we’re looking for’ after the issue was raised on TikTok.
Another quipped: ‘Guys my favourite LGBTQ series on Netflix is: Rupaul’s Drag Race, Dahmer, and Queer Eye.’
Someone else said: ‘No way they put an LGBTQ tag on the new Dahmer series like PLEASE.’
Not everyone was against the idea however, as some pointed to the fact that the show does explore LGBTQ+ injustices at the time.
‘You’ve got to take the bad along with the good,’ wrote one, while another said: ‘The Dahmer case is a huge part of LGBTQ history, it’s important people know he got away with so much.’